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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Ted Cruz Misrepresents Contraception Mandate, Saying It Covers "Abortifacients"

Ted CruzThe Huffington Post: Ted Cruz Calls Birth Control 'Abortifacients', by Laura Bassett:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday repeated the misguided conservative talking point that the birth control coverage rule included in Obamacare forces employers to cover abortion-inducing pills.

Cruz told the crowd at the 2013 Values Voter Summit that the Obama administration is forcing Christian-owned businesses like Hobby Lobby to provide "abortifacients" or pay millions of dollars in fees. Hobby Lobby is one of several religious-owned businesses currently suing the administration over its requirement that most employers include contraception coverage in their health insurance plans. . . .

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